Armed Forces of the Philippines Reserve Command

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Armed Forces of the Philippines Reserve Command
Pangasiwaan ng Panlaang Kawal ng Hukbong Sandatahang Lakas ng Pilipinas
Comando de la Reserva de las FF. AA. del Filipinas
Coat of Arms of the AFP Reserve Command
Active April 1, 1993 - Present
Country Philippines Philippines
Allegiance Philippines Republic of the Philippines
Branch Technical & Administrative Service Branch
Type Afprescom.jpg Technical & Administrative Service Reserve Force
Role Combat Support & Service Support, Force Multiplier, Training, Disaster Rescue & Relief, and Community Service
Size 106,000+ in Ready Reserve Status, 50,000+ in Standby Reserve Status
Part of Under the Armed Forces of the Philippines
Garrison/HQ AFPRESCOM Cpd, Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City, NCR
Motto Laang Kawal
Volunteer Soldier
Soldado Voluntario
Anniversaries April 1
Decorations Presidential Unit Citation (Philippines) Streamer.png
Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation Badge
US-O7 insignia.svg BGen Johnny Macanas AFP
Unit Patch AFPRESCOM Emblem/ ARG or TSRG Unit Patch

The Armed Forces of the Philippines Reserve Command,[1] known officially as the AFP RESCOM or RESCOM, (Filipino: Pangasiwaan ng Panlaang Kawal ng Hukbong Sandatahang Lakas ng Pilipinas) is one the Armed Forces of the Philippines' Major Support Commands created for the sole purpose of Reserve Force management, procurement, and organization.


Training is the major task handled by AFPRESCOM. Its primary modes of enlisting reservists are the Military Orientation Training Course (MOTC) and the Basic Citizens Military Training (BCMT). Graduates are given enlisted ranks based on reciprocity of their civilian experience in the military environment.

Reserve officers are commissioned based on Armed Forces of the Philippines policy on (direct) commissionship in the reserve force known as Circular 30. Those who are commissioned through this source subsequently undergo an officer orientation program. Many officers in AFPRESCOM are licensed physicians, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, teachers, lawyers and chaplains. Some are directly commissioned as Lieutenant Colonels through the commissioning program of National Defense College of the Philippines as graduates of the Masters in National Security Administration.

Other than time-in-grade and merit promotions, rank adjustments are authorized depending on civilian qualifications.

Specialization Training[edit]

These are the trainings available for military reserves at AFPRESCOM:

  • SFOOT (UWOOT)- Special Forces Unconventional Warfare Operations Orientation Training

Trainor: PA Special Forces

  • EORA - Explosives Ordnance Reconnaissance Agent Course

Trainor : 710th SPOW PAF

  • SCUBA combat diver course


  • Specialized CMO - Civil Military Operations Orientation Course

Trainor: PA CMOG School

  • K-9 Handling Course

Trainor: PA

  • VIP Security Protection Course

Trainor: PA SEG in coordination with PNP CSG

  • SROOT (formerly SROC) - Scout Ranger Operations Orientation Training

Trainor: PA Scout Rangers

  • Field Artillery Orientation Course

Trainor: PA

  • Light Mechanized Infantry Orientation Training

Trainor: PA Light Armour Division

  • AGOS - Air-to-Ground Operations System Orientation course

Trainor: PAF

Types of Reservists[edit]

There are currently two (2) types of reservists in the component of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Reserve Force:

  • Ready Reservists - physically-fit and tactically-current reservist personnel that are always on constant alert and training; and ready to mobilize once a mobilization order has been given.
  • Standby Reservists - reservist personnel who do not maintain currency in specialization qualifications but the base for expansion, support and augmentation to the Ready Reserve Force as needed.

The Commissioned Officer Corps[edit]

Most of the officers of AFPRESCOM are directly commissioned through AFP Circular Nr. 4 and 6 and may come from any of the following professions, :[2]

Lineage of Commanding Officers[edit]

Commanding Officers of the AFPRESCOM are drawn from all Tri-Service Commands of the AFP.[3]

  • US-O7 insignia.svg BG CESAR A ABELLA AFP
  • US-O7 insignia.svg BG FROILAN M MAGLAYA AFP
  • US-O7 insignia.svg BG JUANITO W DALMAS AFP
  • US-O7 insignia.svg BG LITO S TABANGCURA AFP
  • US-O7 insignia.svg BG QUIRINO S CALONZO AFP
  • US-O7 insignia.svg BG ALEX C CAPIÑA AFP
  • US-O7 insignia.svg BG JOHNNY MACANAS AFP


Officers and Enlisted Personnel of the 1st TAS Brigade conduct Disaster Response Drills at Camp Aguinaldo.

Base Units[edit]

Civil Military Reserve Units[edit]

Technical Service Reserve Units[edit]

Affiliated Reserve Units[edit]

Standby Reserve Units[edit]

  • Standby Reserve Battalion

Awards and Decorations[edit]

Campaign Streamers[edit]

Award Streamer Streamer Name Operation Date Awarded Reference
Presidential Unit Citation (Philippines) Streamer.png Presidential Unit Citation Badge SAR/DRR Ops, TS Ketsana & TS Parma 4 February 2010 General Orders No. 112, GHQ-AFP, dtd 04 Feb '10
Presidential Unit Citation (Philippines) Streamer.png Presidential Unit Citation Badge General Elections, Philippines 1 July 2010 General Orders No. 641, GHQ-AFP, dtd 1 July '10


Military Badge Badge Name Operation Date Awarded Reference
AFP HOPE Badge.png
AFP Election Duty Badge General Elections, Philippines 21 May 2010 General Orders No. 513, GHQ-AFP, dtd 21 May '10


  1. ^ "Home -". Retrieved 2014-05-12. 
  2. ^ "Tech & Admin Services -". Retrieved 2014-05-12. 
  3. ^ "The Armed Forces of the Philippines Reserve Command (AFPRESCOM)". Retrieved 2014-05-12.